a beautiful drawing by Beatrix Potter with mycological details of fungi

Date

Nov 10 2021

Beatrix Potter FUNGI SONG COMPETITION FINALE

3.30pm Wednesday 10th November
BSL Interpreted ZOOM Eventsa beautiful drawing by Beatrix Potter with mycological details of fungi
Hygrocybe coccinea by Beatrix Potter
Source-Armitt Museum and Library

Online Event curated by the British Mycological Society

BEATRIX POTTER FUNGI SONG
COMPETITION FINALE

Join us for the premiere performance of the winning verses for a song for Beatrix Potter and her fungi.
It will be announced by the judges:

Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music)
Professor Lynne Boddy mycologist

The winning verses will be performed and recorded by electric voice theatre, Lauren BSL Interpreter, and the Voices for the Future Virtual Choirand will appear on Beatrix Potter’s website profile page at https://minervascientifica.co.uk/beatrix-potter/ 

There will also be a chance to hear the MEGASONG for Beatrix Potter’s Fantastical Fungi Stories by the children of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School including an animated FILM they are creating with Hannah Fox. The children will present their song live from their school.

To enter the competition all you need to do is:

  1. Register to enter from Oct 3rd (details will be posted here) – you’ll receive all the information you need once you do this…..
  2. Listen to the MEGASONG for Beatrix Potter’s Fantastical Fungi Stories by the children of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School – for some inspiration! (CLICK HERE )
  3. Choose your own favourite fungus
  4. Find out as much as can about it
  5. Think about what Beatrix might have written about your fungus in a new, fantastic story
  6. Make up your verses (you can write just the words or add musical notes or record yourself singing)
  7. Send them to us by October 29th
  8. Join us on Nov 10th to hear who won!

Entries for the competition will be accepted from Oct 3rd – 29th – please check back here for details of how to register.  The competition is open to all primary school age children either in groups or individually. More details will be sent to you once you register your interest …..

Booking Details Coming soon

Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Mycologist and Author
We all love Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and others – but author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, was also a scientist who made important discoveries. In her early years, she was passionately interested in mycology, studying fungi (mushrooms) and ferns with the help of a Scottish Postman!!!

She was not treated well by some men scientists so she stopped her studies – a loss to mycology but a gain for children’s literature and conservation, as the money earned from her books allowed Beatrix Potter to leave a legacy for the protection of the countryside in the Lake District National Park!

Voices for the Future – Beatrix Potter is a project in collaboration with UK FUNGUS DAY,  British Mycological Society,  Cumbria Music Service,  Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Freshwater Biological Association (Cumbria), Armitt Museum

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Voices for the Future
a Women in Music project by
Frances M Lynch
in collaboration with
ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE

Image by Ryoko Tamura

 

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Created by electric voice theatre, Minerva Scientifica is a project that brings together professional performers with community musicians and school children. Together, we raise awareness of the rich heritage and deep connections between music and science, and inspire the next generation of future scientists.

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